Author, veterinary pathologist, andÂ authority on equine biomechanics and anatomy Dr. James Rooney, DVM, says yes – and no.
Left and right hooves are often symmetrical images of each other mirrored across the center line of the horse’s body, yet are not symmetrical across their own center lines.
Look at the photo of the hoof on the left.Â Is this a right hoof, or a left hoof? (Answer below.) The inside wall of most horse hooves appears steeper, while the outside wall has a more gradual slope.